The C-Lon Bead Cord is an extra-heavy, UV resistant #18 twisted multi-filament nylon thread,available in an amazing array of 104 colors.
Perfect for simple or complex beading projects, bead crochet, cordmaking, kumuhimo braiding, half-hitching, Cavandoli tapestry knotting or micro-macrame jewelry.
If you currently use Conso or Mastex Nylon #18, the C-Lon Bead Cord is a comparable product with the added attraction of 44 bright colors and a smaller price. The breaking strength is approx 34 lbs. Thread diameter is less than 0.5mm (0.5 millimeter = 0.019 685 039 inch = 1.26/64th of an inch). It fits easily one time through the holes of standard 4mm gemstone beads, Miyuki 11/0 seed beads. The doubled thread on a split-eye needle passes easily through Miyuki 8/0s.
Each bobbin/spool is approximately 1 1/8 inches in diameter and 1 5/8 inches tall and holds approximately 86 yards. Made in the USA.
About colors : While every attempt was made to reproduce thread colors accurately, colors on your monitor may not precisely match actual thread colors. Dye lots from manufacturer may vary!
Note: We package this thread in a see through plastic tube with a white hang-tab top. you can poke a hole through the top with a heated embroidery needle or bead reamer and have a very handy thread dolly to keep your threads from unravelling and tangling. (Use caution heating your needle, use pliers to hold, to keep from getting burnt. )